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Tanker driver stabs mortuary operator to death in Rivers

A middle-aged mortuary operator identified as Anele Wagbara, has been stabbed to death by an unidentified tanker driver in Rivers State.

Gunmen kill four, as police rescue four kidnap victims in Rivers

Unidentified gunmen, Monday night, reportedly killed three people at Alakahia, Obio/Akpot Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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Petrol tanker rams into beer parlour, kills four

Four persons were on Saturday crushed to death by a tanker in Rumuapara community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Welder arrested for sending kidnappers to customer’s house

A member of a notorious kidnap gang, Sunday Clark, who plotted the abduction of a businessman, Mr. Adewale Kazeem, has been arrested by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Rivers State Police Command.

Pro-APC group urges youths to rescue Rivers from bad governance

As activities gather momentum ahead of the 2019 general election, a political pressure group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, the Rivers Unity House (RUH), has called on youths to engage in activities and programmes that will rescue the state from bad governance.

Governor Wike swears in newly elected council chairmen

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has sworn-in the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen elected during the June 16, 2018 council election conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC).

Governor Wike, Dakuku Peterside disagree over Rivers council poll

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of Nigerian Maritme and Safety Agency, NIMASA, have sharply disagreed on the credibility of government elections conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) across the state on Saturday.

Governor Wike: Rivers council polls peaceful because of APC boycott

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has claimed that the non-participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was resposible for the successful conduct of Saturday’s council elections in the state.

Rivers council polls: Governor Wike commends RSIEC on peaceful, orderly exercise

Physically excited by the conduct of the local government elections last Saturday, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, commended the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) for conducting credible Local Government Elections in the state.

Governor Wike shuns voting as apathy, calm mark Rivers council polls

Governor Nyesom Wike shunned casting his vote at his home Obio Akpor Ward 9, Unit 7, as apathy and calm marked Saturday’s council elections across Rivers State’s 23 local government areas, LGAs.

Rivers local council elections commence peacefully

The conduct of elections into Local Government Councils in Rivers have commenced peacefully with accreditation of voters and voting taking place simultaneously.

General Abdulsalami commends Governor Wike for project delivery in Rivers

A former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for his delivery of projects to the Rivers people.

Rivers Assembly to write UN, EU over judiciary attack

The Rivers State House of Assembly has resolved to write the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), to alert them of what they described as ‘ill-treatment by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government’ and for their intervention.

Rivers government probes conflagration of N10 billion marine equipment

Rivers State Government has commenced investigations into Thursday’s loss of marine equipment estimated at N10 billion to a wild fire alleged to have started from illegal refineries at the Woji Jetty, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

Rep Chinda calls on security agencies to apprehend masterminds of air pollution in Rivers

Rep. Kingsley Chinda, lawmaker representing Obio/Akpor Constituency in the House of Representatives, has called on security agencies to apprehend those responsible for the current air pollution in Port Harcourt and its environs.

Governor Wike: Nigeria’s democracy wobbling

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on labour leaders across Nigeria to raise their voices in defence of defence of democracy in the face of the atrocious system of governance being implemented by the APC Federal Government.

Police in Rivers arrest 20 suspects in five months – CP

The Police Command in Rivers said it arrested 20 suspects in connection with various crimes in the last five months in the state.

Protest as policeman kills taxi driver in Rivers

There was commotion in Rumukoro, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday after a policeman allegedly killed a taxi driver, identified only as Bright.

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The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

WHO declares Uzbekistan malaria-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognised as a malaria-free country is an “extraordinary outcome”.

Ogbonnaya Onu: Raw materials policy will boost Nigerian economy

Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, has expressed optimism that the National Competitiveness in Raw Material and Products Development Policy would boost Nigerian economy as well as make it to be self-sufficient and less reliant on other nations.

NDLEA arrests fake soldier with 218kg cannabis sativa in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger State command, has arrested a 53-year-old fake soldier, identified as Vwang David, with 335 blocks or 218 kg of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa.
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Deborah Fuhr: Global exchange traded fund to hit $22.3 trillion

Global Assets under Management (AUM) for Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has been forecast to reach $22.3 trillion by the end of 2025, Managing Partner, Founder, ETFGI, Deborah Fuhr has said.
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Pensioners caution politicians against compromising national stability

Leadership of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has warned politicians against antics that are capable of breaching peace and stability of the country, especially in the run down to the 2019 general elections.